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Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD

Reduced risk seen for primary composite renal end point event; more frequent fluid retention, anemia reported

Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

However, cardiovascular event rates are low, do not require a primary prevention strategy for all patients

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields

Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults

But there may be a higher stroke risk in elderly patients with diabetes taking the drug

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Machine Learning IDs Risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Classifier developed using EHR data identifies patients at highest probability threshold for FH

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery

Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

Individuals linked to about 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills

Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees

Black men and women have experienced greater improvements in 30-day poststroke mortality

AI Can Identify Model of Cardiac Rhythm Device From Chest X-Ray

Neural network's performance significantly exceeds ability of cardiologists